There has never been a better time to get serious about Lightning Experience. Because starting in October 2019, Salesforce is finally turning on Lightning Experience for all orgs and removing the option to disable it. To help you prep your org and users for this amazing new interface, Salesforce has added more tools to the transition toolkit.
- Turn On Lightning Experience (Critical Update, Enforced)
Salesforce is turning on Lightning Experience on a rolling basis in Winter ’20. Users still have access to Salesforce Classic after Lightning Experience is turned on, but Lightning Experience is where you want to be for driving business growth and improving productivity.
So in Winter ’20, Salesforce is going to be turning on Lightning Experience on a rolling basis. Don’t worry, because they know people hate change, users will still have access to Classic after Lightning has been turned on. But let’s be honest, Lightning Experience is miles better for driving business growth and improving productivity, so why would they want to?
This critical update was first made available in Spring ’19. To make sure you’re ready, verify your org’s existing features and customisations in the new interface, and prepare your users for the change!
- Lightning Experience Graduates to a Permanent Fixture in Salesforce
Lightning Experience is permanently enabled as of Winter ’20, either by an admin at your company or via the Lightning Experience Critical Update.
After Lightning Experience is turned on, you won’t be able to disable it. But remember, all users will still have access to Salesforce Classic and can switch between the two interfaces as needed. But still, it’s not clear how long this option will be available for.
- Default User Experience After Lightning Experience Is Turned On
After Lightning Experience is turned on, a user’s default interface depends on when they were added to your org.
Regardless of the default interface, Lightning Experience-enabled users can use the Switcher to move between Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic.
- Lightning Experience Configuration Converter: Scanning and Preparing Visualforce Pages, Hard-Coded URLs, AppExchange Packages, and More
Using the Lightning Experience Configuration Converter, you can streamline and automate common transition tasks easily. And Salesforce has now made the Actions and Buttons tab generally available. It also helps with AppExchange packages and hard-coded URLs.
- Access Lightning Experience Transition Tools in Government Cloud Orgs
You can now enable access to Lightning Adoption Transition Tools housed on Heroku, which really gets the transition ball rolling.
Though you will be moved over to Lightning by Salesforce, we don’t recommend that you wait for that to happen. You want to do it at your own pace to make sure everything you need is Lightning-ready. And we can help you with that. Check out our Lightning Transition service!